News across Spain

Guardia Civil have taken part in a major cross European operation that has smashed an organised crime gang which was involved in a number of assassinations, money laundering and the widespread trafficking of drugs and tobacco. 450 police and customs officers in Spain, the United Kingdom, Poland and Lithuania carried out raids last week that […]

The Minister for Industry, Tourism and Commerce has led commemorations for the 30th anniversary of the Spanish Center of Metrology. In a day of events, seminars and speeches were held at the centre, located in the Madrid suburb of Tres Cantos. The event coincided with World Metrology Day, which marked the launch of international standards […]

A study released this week has revealed that Spain has some of the continents busiest shopping streets. According to the “Pedestrian Traffic Report” from TC Group – a company that produces reports on shopping habits – The Gran Vía in Madrid is the busiest street in Spain and the third in Europe. 16,700 people walk […]

The Spanish parliament has opened the latest political term, as those elected in last months General Election took their seats in the Congress of Deputies. Five Catalan separatist politicians – currently on trial accused of rebellion – also took their seats under discreet police guard, in a first for the House. The four MPs swore […]

Policia Nacional have arrested twelve people in what is being described as the largest seizure of Crystal Meth ever made in Spain. 178kg of the drug, as well as significant amounts of other controlled substances were discovered in raids carried out in La Rioja, Alava, Navarra and Cantabria. A complex network of drug traffickers operating […]

The owners of a house in southern Spain have finally discovered what was causing a constant buzzing in their home – a massive bee nest in the walls. After two years of confusion over the noise, they called in professionals who moved the nest to a safe location. It’s estimated there were around 80,000 bee’s […]

Five Catalan politicians who are on remand during their trial have appeared in the Congress of Deputies to collect their credentials as lawmakers on Monday amid high security, after being granted temporary release from custody. The five are in jail whilst on trial for their involvement in Catalonia’s 2017 illegal independence referendum and brief declaration […]

A diplomatic row is brewing between Spain and Belgium, after Belgian authorities refused to renew eight diplomatic identity cards which offered the holders diplomatic immunity. The holders of the cards are understood to have been working in Belgium for almost 40 years. The Belgian government said that the staff concerned had been working for longer […]

Telefonica is reviewing a U.S. order which hit Chinese telecoms giant Huawei with severe sanctions, to see if it will affect its customers, a spokeswoman for the group said on Monday. The communications giant said that they were reviewing the details of the executive order to understand any potential implications for customers. The executive order, […]

Thousands of passengers – including those planning on flying to or from Spain – are facing distribution at Manchester Airport after a power surge caused issues with the fuel supply. Manchester Airport There have been at least 69 cancellations – 37 arrivals and 32 departures – since the issue started on Sunday afternoon, with a […]

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